I have a Dell Poweredge SC1420 that I am trying to install ESXi 4.0 on. When I try to install ESXi i get this error with a purple screen:
"The system has found a problem on your machine and cannot continue.
Unsupported BIOS setting (CPUID) is limited. Disable 'limit CPUID value' or 'Support legacy/NT4 OS in BIOS'
I found the following work arounds on several different threads/forums:
1. At the initial bootloader screen (when booting from the ISO), press TAB to edit the boot options
2. Hold down the left-arrow key to move the cursor back to the beginning of the boot options, and add "nocheckCPUIDLimit" right after "vmkernel.gz", so that the first part of the boot options BEFORE the first "---" reads: "mboot.c32 vmkernel.gz nocheckCPUIDLimit ---"
3. Press ENTER.
I have tried this and I get an error that states "not a multiboot system" and setup starts over. Anyone have ideas?